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Old 03-19-2004, 07:07 PM   #1
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Question symbolic linking dvd-rom to /dev/dvd ?

I'm not sure I am using the right term 'symbolic link'. I just basically want my dvd-rom (/dev/hdd) to also be (/dev/dvd). Also, the /dev/dvd is already link to something else. What is the commands to unlink /dev/dvd? And the command to link my /dev/hdd to /dev/dvd?
Old 03-19-2004, 07:13 PM   #2
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ls -l *dvd*
to find out what dvd is currently linked to. Then to create a new link:
ln -sf /dev/hdd /dev/dvd
the -f means 'force' (i.e. forcibly remove old link)
Old 03-19-2004, 07:13 PM   #3
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su #to become root
rm -f /dev/dvd #to delete /dev/dvd
ln -s /dev/hdd /dev/dvd #to make the new symbolic link
Old 03-20-2004, 12:57 AM   #4
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